Odell Beckham Jr. needs to ‘grow up,’ Giants GM Jerry Reese says

USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero breaks down the weekend’s wild-card games and looks ahead to the matchups next week.


Even with the New York Giants’ season now over, Odell Beckham Jr. remains in the headlines.

One week after the three-time Pro Bowler and his fellow Giants receivers spent their day off partying in Miami — six days before a wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers when those same players were guilty of dropping several Eli Manning passes — New York general manager Jerry Reese sent a warning shot across Beckham’s blonde bow.

“We all have had to grow up at different times in our lives, and I think it is time for him to do that,” Reese said in a press conference Monday. “He has been here for three years now and is a little bit of a lightning rod because of what he does on the football field, but the things he does off the football field, he has to be responsible for those things and we will talk through it. I know he is a smart guy, and I believe he understands that he has a responsibility being one of the faces of this franchise, and I think he will accept that responsibility.”

Reese did not believe Beckham’s trip to Florida had any bearing on the Giants’ 38-13 loss Sunday but had to field questions about a hole in the wall at Lambeau Field…